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Wonderwall
Oasis Lyrics


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Today is gonna be the day
That they're gonna throw it back to you
By now you shoulda somehow
Realized what you gotta do
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do, about you now

Backbeat, the word was on the street
That the fire in your heart is out
I'm sure you've heard it all before
But you never really had a doubt
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do about you now

And all the roads we have to walk are winding
And all the lights that lead us there are blinding
There are many things that I
Would like to say to you but I don't know how

'Cause maybe, you're gonna be the one that saves me
And after all, you're my wonderwall

Today was gonna be the day
But they'll never throw it back to you
By now you shoulda somehow
Realized what you're not to do
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do, about you now

And all the roads that lead you there were winding
And all the lights that light the way are blinding
There are many things that I
Would like to say to you but I don't know how

I said maybe, you're gonna be the one that saves me
And after all, you're my wonderwall

I said maybe (I said maybe)
You're gonna be the one that saves me
And after all, you're my wonderwall

I said maybe (I said maybe)
You're gonna be the one that saves me (that saves me)
You're gonna be the one that saves me (that saves me)
You're gonna be the one that saves me (that saves me)

Overall Meaning

The song "Wonderwall" by Oasis is a nostalgic, yearning love song that is universally hailed as a timeless classic. The lyrics conjure up a past love that has never truly been forgotten, despite the passing of time, and reflect the desire to rekindle that love. The song is built around a simple, yet effective chord progression and features the unmistakable singing style of Liam Gallagher.


The opening lines of "Today is gonna be the day, That they're gonna throw it back to you" suggests that the singer is at a point in his life where he is ready to confront the past and perhaps try to reconnect with an old flame. The chorus repeats the phrase "Wonderwall", which acts as a metaphor for the person who is seen as a potential savior, the one who can make everything right again. The line "I don't believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now" is especially poignant, as it highlights the idea that no one else could possibly understand or relate to the depth of his emotions.


Line by Line Meaning

Today is gonna be the day
Today could be the day of a big change in your life


That they're gonna throw it back to you
That someone is going to give you a chance to show who you are


By now you should've somehow
At this point, you should have already understood what you need to do


Realized what you gotta do
Understood what you have to do to move forward


I don't believe that anybody
I think that nobody else


Feels the way I do, about you now
Feels the same way I do about you right now


Backbeat, the word was on the street
There's a rumor going around


That the fire in your heart is out
That you've lost your passion


I'm sure you've heard it all before
I bet you've been told this many times


But you never really had a doubt
But you've always been confident in yourself


And all the roads we have to walk are winding
The paths we have to take are not straightforward


And all the lights that lead us there are blinding
The opportunities that come along can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate


There are many things that I
There are a lot of things that I


Would like to say to you but I don't know how
I want to tell you things but I struggle to express them


Because maybe, you're gonna be the one that saves me
Perhaps you will be the person who helps me when I need it most


And after all, you're my wonderwall
Ultimately, you are the one who keeps me safe, and who I rely on


Today was gonna be the day
Today should have been the day that changed everything


But they'll never throw it back to you
But that chance won't come around again


By now you should've somehow
At this point, you were supposed to have realized


Realized what you're not to do
Understood what actions to avoid making progress


I don't believe that anybody
I do not think that anyone


Feels the way I do, about you now
Has the same kind of feelings as I do right now


I said maybe, you're gonna be the one that saves me
I only hope that you will be the one to help me find my way


And after all, you're my wonderwall
The one person I rely on, who protects and shields me from life's troubles


You're gonna be the one that saves me
I believe it's you who can help me when I most need it


You're gonna be the one that saves me
I still believe that you will help me when I need it




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Noel Gallagher

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Adrianne Fraser

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@kkidrauhl

Today is gonna be the day
That they're gonna throw it back to you
By now you should've somehow
Realized what you gotta do
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do about you now

Backbeat the word was on the street
That the fire in your heart is out
I'm sure you've heard it all before
But you never really had a doubt
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do about you now

And all the roads we have to walk are winding
And all the lights that lead us there are blinding
There are many things that I would like to say to you
But I don't know how

'Cause maybe
You're gonna be the one that saves me
And after all
You're my wonderwall

Today was gonna be the day
But they'll never throw it back to you
By now you should've somehow
Realized what you're not to do
I don't believe that anybody
Feels the way I do
About you now

And all the roads that lead you there are winding
And all the lights that light the way are blinding
There are many things that I would like to say to you
But I don't know how

I said maybe
You're gonna be the one that saves me
And after all
You're my wonderwall

I said maybe
You're gonna be the one that saves me
And after all
You're my wonderwall

I said maybe
You're gonna be the one that saves me
You're gonna be the one that saves me
You're gonna be the one that saves me



All comments from YouTube:

@angelicakestin3755

Nostalgia is possibly one of the best and worst feelings ever

@kiyagetahun8052

Agreed

@CanadianHunter69

@@patrickbateman7802 you grow up and lose your youth, friends die, you get hurt and struggle to be an adult in a myriad of scenarios life throws...then you remember some time you heard this, when you were a teen and all the things you've been through were still ahead of you...in other words, life hits you

@ReeceyW

Jeez this describes how this song feels to me so frickin well

@angelicakestin3755

Patrick Bateman nothing major, just the overwhelming feeling that I can never relive moments. Every time I hear this song it’s like a time machine to many years back to when I’d listen to this every day. Times with no pandemic, or stress, times from long ago that remind me just how precious life really is. You really never realize how fast it passes except in hindsight. Once it’s gone, there’s no getting it back so cherish every moment :)

@willbongiorno7381

never listened to this song but it gives me serious nostalgia

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@81tattooed

When I first learned to play guitar this is the only song I’d play nonstop. My wife would ask “are you ever gonna play anything besides wonderwall?”
I said “maybeeeeee”

@momisgood7067

Lol

@geopioneergsxr5357

Sounds like you lacked drive and motivation, as a 2 year old child could play this.

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